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#210705 - 09/17/05 08:31 AM Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

First take a look at these collection of photographs.


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#210706 - 09/17/05 06:01 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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How neat!!!!!!!!
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#210707 - 10/15/05 10:17 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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Janet
:-)

Meet YingShiong the shama

I now have a shama called YingShiong
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#210708 - 11/16/05 03:28 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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#210709 - 12/04/05 02:28 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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A rescue that I am involved in



At about 11 am 2 Dec 2005, I received a call from my
friend CM. He was excited and explained to me he
caught a very colorful bird walking around and unable
to fly. We met up around noon to take over that bird.
I was surprised that the bird was as colourful as he
said and not exaggerated at all.


I bought a small cage on my way back to keep that
bird safe while I try to bring him back to recovery. I
placed in water and YS mash. I dared not keep that
bird with Yingshiong and decided to quarantine it.


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#210710 - 12/05/05 06:27 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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What a wonderful gesture to rescue the beautiful pitta. Now I have to go research this bird and learn more about him.
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#210711 - 12/13/05 06:44 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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Red Raven,

My best was not good enough for that pitta.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


You have seen that two months ago, I knew nothing about shama birds other than shama is the most shy and most timid of aviary bird and had never kept shama in my life.

Yingshiong is an old shama as well, not a young bird with the best chances of being tamed or trained or to bond with.

I believe all that you need is the understanding and the respect for your birds and creatures to do what I have done or to do even more than what I have done.

I chose not to be the Master but as an equal with my bird, whether the bird is Tinkerbell or YingShiong.


You decide if I gained, or if I lost in the exchange.


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


"Yingshiong first graduation photographs"
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#210712 - 12/22/05 09:27 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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#210713 - 01/09/06 08:07 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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New photos of YS hovering


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#210714 - 01/29/06 09:36 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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Shama Yingshiong songs

I managed to do some short recordings of Yingshiong
singing.

The writeup is in here.

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#210715 - 02/06/06 06:23 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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More Shama Yingshiong songs including his mimic of
Ivan meows

Read writeup in here
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#210716 - 02/20/06 06:23 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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First failure at harnessing of Yingshiong

Folks,

While I posted the success of each milestones, I also
must post my failures as well.
Despite my earlier preparations for Yingshiong, the
actual harnessing of him was a disaster. The photos and details can be read
in "First attempts at harness"
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2006/02/18/

Subsequent days recorded the recovery of
his trust in me.

I am plotting as to what other schemes I should try or to throw up the towel and just enjoy YS only at home. But giving up would mean such a loss to YS as well as to me, that he might never fly safely outside and broaden his experience beyond the walls and ceiling of the apartment.

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#210717 - 03/07/06 07:41 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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Shama Yingshiong Chapter 1 ending - my last report



To friends of Yingshiong,

I do hope you enjoyed the time that I have spend with
Yingshiong the shama. That a shy timid aviary bird can
indeed bond with one that treat him as equal and
patient and can be a companion bird. That they
deserved more than just being kept in a cage or an
aviary.

Do remember that Yingshiong was old when he came to
me. You need not go and get a young bird to do what we
have done. You can do what I have done or even better
from the reports I left behind.

Perhaps I should not have tried it with Yingshiong at
all. In which case, no one in the world would have
guessed that a shy timid aviary bird is capable of
bonding to be a companion bird. Yingshiong also would
not have rediscovered flight and entralled all of you
with his behaviour , antics , mischief, love, music
and most of all, his magic.

In a few days, I will be working and living in another
part of the world. With the fear of bird flu, it is
obvious I cannot think of taking YS with me. My wife
will not be joining me there as there will be
restrictions on her there that she will not be used
to.

I hope you enjoyed our accounts and will look on your
birds with a different light, be their beaks be hook
or straight.

I am sorry in the short time I have left, I might not
be able to answer any of you. I have many things to
arrange in this short time left. But I do not think it
right for me to go without a word.

You know I yearned to be back with Tinkerbell. This
road I take may lead me indirectly back to her again.

You understand now why I decided not to go ahead and
re-attempt with the harness recently. I knew YS will
be more receptive the second time. But I knew I would
not have the time to follow through. I also had to
test out other parameters if YS is to be looked after
by my wife Joy. I knew there was this coming change
but it was not firm until last night.

*continued in the Live Journal report URL below*

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/58877.html


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#210718 - 06/19/06 06:46 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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On shama, parrots, owls , falcons and living fossils

Hi folks,

I have been back to shama YingShiong and am again in
Riyadh. I was snubbed by YS for a few days. My
report on that is in

Singapore and Yingshiong again 3 months after

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#210719 - 07/02/06 01:43 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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Videos of Tinkerbell and Yingshiong Singing

To all friends of Tinkerbell and Yingshiong,

My wife uploaded a few videos. Those are old videos of Tinkerbell and of scenes in Taiwan. You can also see Yingshiong singing and display.

That can be access via
http://shimmertje.livejournal.com/79634.html

I cannot see any of them as I am in Riyadh, Saudi
Arabia.

Perhaps you might find those videos interesting.


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#210720 - 08/29/06 12:28 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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Very OT - Sheep head and camel milk

The last Saudi friday weekend of 25 Aug was likely to
be the last trip we all be making into the desert
around Riyadh.


You might find "Sheep head and camel milk" to be
interesting. If you have delicate stomach, you might
not wish to read

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/61041.html

Warmest regards


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#210721 - 09/04/06 02:20 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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Very OT - To Edge of the World


Likely to be the last report I make from the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia.

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2006/09/03/


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#210722 - 09/14/06 09:09 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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Back to birds and Yingshiong again

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2006/09/14/

The re-acquaintance with YS and persuading of him that
I am ok to be with.

This friday morning, he even flew to me over
intermediate distance as well.

I will be going to Brisbane Australia next week for a
couple of weeks. I will lay some flowers for Steve in
Beerwah.

If any birdie folks in and around Brisbane are free,
it will be nice to meet you over a beer or two. Drop
me an email.


Warmest regards

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#210723 - 10/09/06 02:45 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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new videos of Yingshiong
Hi folks,

Here are some more videos taken by my wife that she posted up on Youtube.


Shama gathering at Jurong East.

She came with me to the Friday shama gathering at Jurong East about 3 weeks ago. She took this video of
those shamas singing. They even had this female shama hung in a corner to get those male shamas to try to sing better.

I thought they would be singing better than what they did with so many of shamas there.

I went again to the shama gathering at Bishan on Wednesday night 4 nights back. There were more shamas at Bishan
than in Jurong East. But the performance was about the same.


Boy shamas meet girl shama
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#210724 - 10/23/06 10:23 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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Deepavali day Shama competition at Bedok North , Singapore

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2006/10/23/
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#210725 - 10/29/06 05:19 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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Tinkerbell - Interlude

Friends,

I will be flying to Taiwan on 31 Oct for a short
holiday. I will spend 10 days there to be with my
little girl again starting from 1 November.

I will record that daily into
http://shanlung.livejournal.com from 31 Oct
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#210726 - 11/02/06 05:12 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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Tinkerbell Interlude - The meeting

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2006/11/01/

Other updates will be made naturally and when
possible, so do check on it when you are free


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#210727 - 11/15/06 08:32 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa
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Tinkerbell Interlude photoset and videos, and start of
next chapter of life


Hello to all my friends around the world,

The last couple of days were spend in collating the
photographs and videos
taken during the Tinkerbell Interlude, a period from
1st November to 8th November
when I was in Taiwan to be with Tinkerbell again.

I sort the photos to cover the day by day with
Tinkerbell.

The Livejournal entries now have the appropriate
photos in them that
better illustrate some of the events I wrote about.
The videos are
also embedded in the Livejournal entries.

You find that in

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#311157 - 05/03/07 08:25 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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My wife would have joined me much earlier in Brisbane but for Yingshiong.

But it is decided Joy will be joining me and farewell to Yingshiong is soon

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Livejournal entry yesterday Thursday 3 May 07
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/66935.html

YS last few days with me
I just landed into Singapore early this morning and back into apartment.
After hugging my wife who was about to leave for her office, Ivan greeted me with meows and
figure of eight curls around my ankle.

Yingshiong looked at me from his flight room and flew about with excitment. Sorrowfully, I incarcerate Ivan for YS to fly out. YS did not fly to me yet on cue as expected.

This trip is made specially to walk Yingshiong into his next chapter. I first spend a few days with him and on Monday, he will be taken to Jurong Bird Park. Then in the evening, I fly back to Brisbane.

I waffled and flip flop between JBP or my friend huge aviary.

Between the beauty of living in dangerous world against the cocoon of a safe aviary of my friend

For him to engage in life/death struggle with all the magic or a safe existence

He will be living in the largest aviary in the world, the JBP waterfall aviary

I will be leaving apartment soon to buy YS succulent crickets. I will spoil him rotten over the next few days.



shanlung

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#328598 - 07/13/07 05:33 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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#353507 - 11/10/07 04:21 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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An update.



At first, only crows and bush turkeys came regularly for the food I set for birds. The earlier flock of crows that I disliked swarming about the food dishes resolved itself to a single crow that condescend to patronising us. I do like this particular crow that you can see in video later.

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#361662 - 12/24/07 06:58 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Merry Christmas from Tinkerbell, Shanlung and Joy from
Taiwan.

Total healing and final closure had been acheived by
all of us.


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#365071 - 01/09/08 06:30 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Unfortunately, one of the worst nightmares for a parrot owner has happened. Tinkerbell is lost. frown

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#366908 - 01/16/08 06:58 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: Mavis]
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UPDATE - Tinkerbell has been found and is back home again!
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#367082 - 01/16/08 02:57 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: Mavis]
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Mavis,

Thanks for updating to the folks here when I was incapacitated by events during that Christmas break.

And folks, here is what I send when I received news and heard confirmation last night. You understand if I was too happy to ask more than the bare outline. I will follow up with as detailed a report just in case you decide to fly your parrot in Bantienyen one day.

So sorry to subject you folks to this agony and ectasy.


Warmest regards

Shanlung

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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#370914 - 01/30/08 12:44 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Tinkerbell - Rescue at Bantienyen

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#371843 - 02/02/08 01:53 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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More self flagellation on my part.

Tinkerbell - Bantienyen In Retrospect
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#376936 - 02/18/08 06:59 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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An episode with a less stressful Tinkerbell

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#391646 - 03/12/08 08:06 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Visiting Tiki in Brisbane and end of Australian Chapter
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#405200 - 04/10/08 09:41 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Shama Yingshiong - Final Closure
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#412768 - 04/29/08 09:25 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Tinkerbell - A good closure - April 2008


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#460815 - 10/19/08 07:22 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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I am now working and living in Muscat, Oman

Catching up in Muscat and Riamfada might fly with me.

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/79690.html

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#467082 - 11/09/08 11:17 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Folks,



It is kind of strange how much creatures in my house can energise me. And birdies especially.

As you all know, first was Tinkerbell, then came Yingshiong.

Now it is Riamfada.

Here is a trip over my last weekend, made without him. In the near future, you all will be seeing Oman through our collective eyes the way you had seen Taiwan via me and Tinkerbell.


shanlung: Turtle watching at Raz Al Jinz and Riamfada independence

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#467673 - 11/12/08 02:46 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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You might like the photos here


Karmic retribution on Katie and Riamfada trust


http://shanlung.livejournal.com/84195.html


Edited by shanlung (11/12/08 05:28 AM)
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#468991 - 11/16/08 08:30 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Riam thumb his nose at me/ flying lunge / double locking that barn door

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#475667 - 12/15/08 06:02 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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#490877 - 02/03/09 09:00 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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There are two recent journal entries that you might find interesting and with photos embedded in it


Riam at Siefa beach flying up to me on sand dune against stiff cross wind

Riamfada outing to Yiti/Seifa beaches // Katie's first 'present' to us



Wadi walk: Al Wadi Al Saghir with Riamfada



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#498493 - 02/28/09 09:50 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Riam want the neighbourhood walk // Maya's CAG bullies her //Riamfada gave me her first painful bite
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19-22 Feb 09 //Radwanski visit & Nizwa // Katie & Dommie to Wadi Fanja
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/96486.html

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#502760 - 03/15/09 12:38 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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26-27Feb Cherry blossoms at mountain village Wekan // Yiti
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5Mar onward - and 2 kitties at Wadi Fanja again
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/96849.html


12 March Nakhal Fort/hotsprings
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/97041.html

We said our goodbyes to our beasties in Oman
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#506206 - 03/27/09 05:50 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Tinkerbell - Rhapsody in Spring 2009


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#514547 - 04/21/09 11:36 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Reflections on Tinkerbell //Smelling roses on mountains // Attack on my wife


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#515908 - 04/28/09 05:55 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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[color:#3333FF] [/color] [b] [/b] I hope that no one will look at these pictures and assume it is okay to take their birds outside for free flight. I also hope anyone in the market for a cage will not buy round cages. That may have been all that was available outside this country but round cages are not a good idea at all, as recommended by most bird experts. All birds prefer to have a corner to retreat to, when they feel it's necessary. Birds who are forced to live in round cages can develop a lot of behavior problems and phobias.

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#517390 - 05/01/09 03:52 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: Skydanzer]
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You are right Skydanzer, round cages are not the best cages for birds and they do appear to feel safer if they have a corner, preferably against a wall, to retreat to at times.

Shanlung does not talk about free flight though - his birds are harnessed with a long line attached.
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#518566 - 05/06/09 01:09 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: Mavis]
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Mavis,

smile

Thank you for speaking up for me.

Skydanzer,

I hope too that no one on the basis of photos, thought they know everything and go on to do what I am doing.

That will be a pity as I wrote much on the background of what I have done and perhaps you might find the time to read too.

A good starting point is this summary and background here

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/8284.html

Inside that summary will be further URLs to even more detailed training.

I share your fear too that people might see the photos and immediately jump on the ramparts of a medieval fortress which can be dangerous for all.







Or on the photos below, take their cats to go walking outside with parrot in the wadi nearest to them. No leash on the cats too. I can only say I hope they read of the training we all did prior to those photos.




I was wondering why you chose to make such a passionate call against against round cage as if I should be an example to hold up to castigate against.

Perhaps you were shocked at seeing a round cage in my living room with Yingshiong the white rumped shama flying above it, so much so that you only can think of that round cage and not the shama flying freely in the apartment.

I hope to think a lot more people saw my birdies flying freely at home and inspired to do the same than to see an obscure round cage on living room floor and rush out to buy round cages.

That round cage was used once to transport Yingshiong to my apartment. It was then left on the living room floor as YS showed me he love to perch on the hook of that cage. That cage was last used by me when I gave Yingshiong to the Jurong Bird Park rejecting offers of US$5000 and 'name your price' for Yingshiong when I could no longer keep Yingshiong.

It might interest you to know from the statistics in my website that you can access, more than 3/4 of the hits came from non English speaking countries in the East. They went on to read what I wrote, saw even more photos and videos and the training, and went on to consider no using cages at all.

My birdies are all kept in their own rooms. The cages were/are wired permanently to stay open so they can come and go as they please.

Perhaps you might do the same too to your flock.







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#518567 - 05/06/09 01:11 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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#518608 - 05/06/09 07:06 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Thanks Shanlung - I knew you would give a better reply, but did not want the comments to remain unanswered until you returned here. I love your stories!
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#521347 - 05/18/09 03:07 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: Mavis]
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Mavis,

Thank you.

Here is the latest

Do not pass go, do not collect $200// cutting entangling line //Katie threw tantrum


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#522758 - 05/24/09 09:33 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Here is another update of even more mishaps on me


Oman snorkelling//Dommie threw tantrum or mad dogs & Englishmen // Riamfada takeoffs

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#523268 - 05/26/09 10:07 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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That recovering IRN // Riam not so cooperative on her take-offs

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#524865 - 06/02/09 10:07 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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That rescued IRN// If you think your summer is hot // Cargo Cult// I saw Riam flying backwards


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#526934 - 06/08/09 06:34 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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#532628 - 06/28/09 08:31 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Michael and Neda - Yesterday was the day the music died.

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#536394 - 07/14/09 10:32 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Belated compilations of some beasties/birdies events of Australia
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photos of mash making / work of art rod&reel / Dommie at beach / holiday
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/102122.html
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#540816 - 08/02/09 06:13 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Blog update

HOMO SAPIENS NON URINAT IN VENTUM

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#541729 - 08/08/09 12:37 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Dimaniyat - Swimming with dolphins// Rescued Black Naped Oriole // Desecrating work of art rod/reel

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#543621 - 08/19/09 11:09 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Riamfada - Overnight with her to Turtle Watching at Raz Al Jinz

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#545255 - 08/30/09 04:34 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Latest update

A horrendous episode with Riamfada


Jebel Akhbar with Kat //Seifa Al Sheik - the Great Escape and recovery

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#546792 - 09/04/09 11:24 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Replies & thoughts of Seifa Great Escape // Cyrus Oriole // An iftar meal

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#548651 - 09/15/09 07:21 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Mash Batch 6 // Flying in Shangrila Muscat // Seifa Al Sheikh Revisited
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Riamfada - Just being at home
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/103835.html
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#550002 - 09/21/09 07:53 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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latest update


Ramadan & Kitties on beach// Chess -1st Saturday IM Tournament // Tinkerbell Harness for Piper

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#552145 - 09/30/09 12:44 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Last time to beach for Dommie // Cats at home //3 days 2 nights at Turtle Beach Resort
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#553666 - 10/05/09 04:49 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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wow...! really Amazing. i like your flying gray parrot. Its an interesting point, She loves to go riding

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#556479 - 10/15/09 09:59 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: ThomasWilliams]
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Thomas,

Thank you.

Riamfada for sale //Some other stuff

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#561917 - 11/04/09 12:14 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Dubai trip //Ivan & Batty // Roundabout come.
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Harry Potter // Rustaq // 1st overland into Lhasa
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#565904 - 11/20/09 04:34 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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11 hour, 11 day and 11 month
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Tinkerbell for sale // Riamfada at Wadi Bani Awf and Nakhal revisited
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#568440 - 12/02/09 04:19 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Nakhal and Rustaq with friends

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#569921 - 12/10/09 04:04 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Riamfada foraging // 3 days 2 nights at Wadi Bani Awf and ending of this chapter

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#574146 - 12/30/09 09:06 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL


With my son in Budapest and Amsterdam // Setting the foundations for Riamfada's future

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#575995 - 01/06/10 12:48 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Katie & Dommie at Buwah//Good to be a cowardly wimpy traveller

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#578026 - 01/14/10 08:38 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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I think folks will be pleased with either of these two families and Riam will be well looked after and loved when we have to part.

Mohammed family visit Riamfada // Visit to Harry and his emus
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#579465 - 01/20/10 01:14 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Thank you for following and thus encouraging me to write .

This will be a very difficult decision to make. Riamfada has captured their hearts in a painful way as you can see.

Harry, Jabris & Suleiman will all meet at my villa this Thursday 21 Jan at 630pm to see the cooking of Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7

Haiti // Visit to Jabri family

See the incredible intelligence of Riam in a difficult flight here

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#579466 - 01/20/10 01:14 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Riamfada free flights at Buwah

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#580775 - 01/26/10 11:47 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7

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Dedication // Raining curses on Katie at Al Felaij Dam // Riam in cage at Jabri
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#583893 - 02/11/10 10:36 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Al Falaj again//Meeting Max //Sailing regatta Extreme Sailing Series Asia
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#584253 - 02/14/10 07:27 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Buwah Free Flight 2 // Wadi Harban // Riamfada with Jabris again

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#586434 - 02/23/10 10:12 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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At times the harness and leash is important for peace of mind such as in this.


Riamfada & cherry blossoms at Wekan // Tour De Oman

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#587583 - 02/27/10 07:25 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Edited for links to mature content.

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#588338 - 03/02/10 10:44 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Chile // Riamfada free flights at the edge of Rub Al Khali

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#590745 - 03/15/10 08:47 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Reflections on Riamfada at edge of the Empty Quarter and some rants

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#591187 - 03/17/10 08:10 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Free flights at Edge of Rub Al Khali Revisited

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#592984 - 03/27/10 12:27 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Last Footfall in Nepal// Sharon & kitty advice // Riamfada over weekend 18-19 March

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#596037 - 04/15/10 10:10 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Earth Hour // Riamfada and neighbourhood magpies // Lonely home
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Al Felaj & horses //
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#601849 - 05/25/10 05:11 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Smolensk // Looking for Balad Sayt // Recent neighbourhood walks
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Iceland and Goldman // Jebel Akhdar // Tinkerbell mash batch 8
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#601850 - 05/25/10 05:13 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Keeping an eye for Arabian Oryx and blue whale//How much mash Riam ate
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World smallest water lily // Seeing Balad Sayt // More of how much mash Riam ate
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#604108 - 06/08/10 11:11 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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I'm a foreign in this forum but I believe that I do share the same intuition to most of the users here. I got my first African Grey as a wedding gift during my weeding a couple of years ago. It's so stunning since the parrot congratulate me, his name is Chito. We're having a great time until now, he's playing mate is my Japanese dog name Chiki. Looking forward to hear some great moments from you guys.

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#604507 - 06/11/10 11:20 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: craftsmaster]
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Craftmaster,

A grey is a magical creature that can be more than human. I am humbled to have shared my life with one.


Latest set of data shows Tinkerbell Mash remained good for over 24 hours out of refridgerator. But I cannot recommend that for anyone. I will change that after the day

I was wrong thinking that mash sour after 3-4 hours.


Month of soccer // Cyclone Phet & Riamfada neighbourhood hide & seek // Mash eating

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#605627 - 06/18/10 02:43 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Hand of Clod //3 hour and day old Mash // Outdoor hide&seek recalls

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/115814.html



SA 2010 & things //other Batchs of mash? //Katleen//neighbour walks & exuberant flights

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/116079.html




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#605628 - 06/18/10 03:10 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Thanks for your kind appreciation Shan.

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#607729 - 06/29/10 04:49 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: craftsmaster]
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craftmaster and all friends here,

Please take note especially of last URL below


SA 2010 & current affairs // Cost of mash experiments & sexy cleavage// More Riam hide&seek recalls

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/116336.html


Mystic octopus // Snake Tshirt and more hide&seek recalls //Countdown to chapter end

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/116653.html

My last notification here. Content above will tell you why.
Write to me to be included in my mailing list for livejournal update notifications.


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#619361 - 08/20/10 11:22 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Pakistan//mind of parrot//Tinkerbell Mash Batch 9//Riamfada pulling up cup//Villa walkabout
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#624578 - 09/05/10 06:10 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Pakistan//Riamfada at home//Dommie at the beach again Ramadhan 2010 //Villa walkabout 3

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#627177 - 09/10/10 01:04 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Riamfada flying into home//Neighbourhood hide&seek

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#627595 - 09/11/10 09:00 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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9-11//Dommie final visit to ocean Ramadan 2010 & unsheduled Riamfada free flight//The Day Approaches

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#630311 - 09/19/10 01:18 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Last few bitter sweet days with my creatures of Oman.

Jebel Shams -Mountain of Sun // Jabreen Castle // Change of flight plan
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#630331 - 09/19/10 05:36 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Those birds are so beautiful. i hope i will by one next year.


Edited by masini (09/19/10 05:42 AM)

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#631692 - 09/23/10 09:39 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: masini]
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Masini,

Not only are they beautiful, their intelligience are so profound and humbling.
It is so important to regard them as companions and not as pets. They will return your love many times over.

Latest update. This chapter with Riamfada will end in just a few days.

A slice of the Artic//Riamfada again around neighbourhood // Riamfada cage// round the mulberry bush
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/120612.html



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#633132 - 09/27/10 11:59 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Riamfada free flights in villa // And around neighbourhood
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/121070.html

Riamfada freeflight hide&seek // When I am with her, am I with her? // Handing over sequence
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/121091.html



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#633853 - 09/29/10 10:48 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Paw prints in the sand
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#634197 - 10/01/10 01:16 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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#642429 - 11/14/10 07:17 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Living life again after Riamfada
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#664866 - 02/22/11 04:32 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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I hope you never have to make use of what I have written here.

But you never know that dreadful day may come. And perhaps then you are glad that you read this.

Search & recovery of your lost birdie
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#669644 - 03/13/11 12:12 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Start of another chapter in my life.

Meet LiBai, the Greater Green Leaf bird
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/124161.html

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#669950 - 03/14/11 02:54 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Latest update.


Earthquake, tsunami and meltdown // Li Bai the man // Li Bai the bird
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/124435.html



I know LiBai is not grey and bill not hooked.
I also write a lot which might have nothing to do with birdies at all.

I also might write of grey as well drawing lessons from times with Tinkerbell and Riamfada.
This healing too might get me to going through the photos of Riam my wife took and posted up. Not
to talk about likely coming trip to see Tink.

I find it emotionally difficult to abandon this thread as Tink is that first love and still the main love and without her, the rest of my path would not be possible.
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#669977 - 03/14/11 05:50 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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I have never come in contact with a GGLB. Lovely. Congratulations on your new companion. I look forward to reading about your life with him.

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#669981 - 03/14/11 06:18 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: Heather - Birds]
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Originally Posted By: Heather - Birds
I have never come in contact with a GGLB. Lovely. Congratulations on your new companion. I look forward to reading about your life with him.



Hi Heather,

Few folks, at least in the West , ever heard of shama for that matter.


You might even have missed Yingshiong, the white rumped shama that was a gift from Tinkerbell. WR shama is the world finest song bird weighing 30 grams.
Shamas are classified as 'aviary birds'. They are among the most timid of birds but they are also the best song birds in the world.

Yingshiong was born wild . Yingshiong was caught in the forest at 3 years old and he was 5years old when he was given into my care.
You can see from the daily blog I kept that he flew to me on recall within a month. Breeders of 4 decades of experience with shamas told me my photos are the first ever of a male shama landing on a human. I just think none of them thought of ever trying in the first place. And they had not met that birdwhisperer of Tsaoling that inspired me that much

You can see how I adapted what I wrote in Tinkerbll Legacy to work with a shama instead. Why a shama? I just could not get another parrot into my life even then at that time.







You can hear him in these recordings.

http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/shamasong.html

http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/shamasong2.html

I hope Li Bai the GGLB will honor me in time with the same friendship as Yingshiong
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#670905 - 03/17/11 02:02 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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I need better tight fitting blinkers // Li Bai the pig
[url= http://shanlung.livejournal.com/125070.html] http://shanlung.livejournal.com/125070.html[/url]


Edited by shanlung (03/17/11 02:03 AM)
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#672561 - 03/24/11 07:50 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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News // Poetry // Li Bai -Conditioning the clicker
shanlung: News // Poetry // Li Bai -Conditioning the clicker
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#674094 - 03/30/11 07:38 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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A bit more

Li Bai - Conditiong the clicker and easing him over the barrier
shanlung: Li Bai - Conditiong the clicker and easing him over the barrier
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#674800 - 04/02/11 07:16 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Hope you like this too.

To Shanlung-Charlie and clicker training
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#675237 - 04/04/11 09:45 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Charlie and clicker training - beyond touch target //LiBai on finger and in slow motion videos
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/126488.html
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#677514 - 04/12/11 07:06 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Slow mo videos // Li Bai in touch target , beyond touch target and cued slow mo recalls & Ivan
shanlung: Slow mo videos // Li Bai in to...alls & Ivan
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#678778 - 04/15/11 08:46 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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LiBai and weight control
shanlung: LiBai and weight control

Help from anyone here?
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#679811 - 04/20/11 06:21 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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LiBai metabolic rate and graduation
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#679943 - 04/20/11 12:10 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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I'm curious, for someone without experience using clicker training ... what resource would you recommend for a beginner? I find your posts very interesting and enjoy reading them.

Heather
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#681131 - 04/24/11 09:10 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: Heather - Birds]
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Heather,

grin

Thank you.

I think the best book by far on clicker training is Dont shoot the dog written by Karen Pyror.
Do try to get your hands on this book. It is not a dry academic book talking of mere techniques. Techniques without the understanding behind the techniques will never work in the long run.

In clicker training, you must have fun. If you do not have the fun, you will have the fear. And sadly that will be as detrimental to your beastie or birdie as yourself.

The postings that I did earlier this month, and the URLs embedded within, will give you a very good picture what to expect in clicker training.

To Shanlung-Charlie and clicker training
shanlung: To Shanlung-Charlie and clicker training

Charlie and clicker training - beyond touch target //LiBai on finger and in slow motion videos
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/126488.html

Clicker training is easy. Even more easy than what I wrote of it to be, and a lot more fun for you than you imagine.

Just take it slowly. And enjoy that journey. The journey is as much if not more than the destination.

Hope you will enjoy this report as well even if it contained photos of a camera in ghastly shade of pink.
And the videos and recordings of the shama competition at Bishan 23 April.

In defence of chicken feed // LiBai // Shama singing competition at Bishan
shanlung: In defence of chicken feed // LiBai // Shama singing competition at Bishan
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#686631 - 05/14/11 07:31 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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So much more fun with flighted birdie, and their wings sheer beauty to behold.








shanlung: Events that happened // LiBai flights in apartment
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#696089 - 06/17/11 02:54 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Tinkerbell -Summer of 2011 // Ivan and LiBai // LiBai voilational flights to me //

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/128061.html
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#696479 - 06/19/11 10:03 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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LiBai - Footprints in the sand
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#697584 - 06/24/11 01:00 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Enjoy your time with your friends! I can't believe 1990 was over 20 years ago, time flies ...
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#698149 - 06/26/11 08:57 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: Heather - Birds]
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That 20 years seemed like blink of an eye on one hand. I still have crystal clarity recall of some of those events when things that happened a month ago got forgotten.

On the other hand, that event felt to me like a few lifetimes ago separated by major chapters if not books of my life.

I will be leaving for the airport and Taiwan in under an hour time. I will be leaving Sieben behind in the care of my wife and Ivan. He is that Abby I wrote about in last report.

I will find then if Facebook lied to me in its assertion that my age is 23 years old when I climb those mountains with my friends after seeing Tinkerbell.

Further reports will be from Taiwan.
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#702515 - 07/19/11 04:45 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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#704801 - 07/30/11 11:49 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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To Shanlung - How to do Free Flight Outside
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#707437 - 08/14/11 08:03 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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What prompted me to write mentality of grey // Imprinting of birds// A fairy in my life

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#709851 - 08/24/11 12:40 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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what's it? can not tell from the pictures


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#710122 - 08/24/11 08:03 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: moinsparfum]
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moinsparfum,

Wikipedia will tell you more on that Asian Fairy Bluebird here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Fairy-bluebird

I can tell you more of mine here

Meet Oberon

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/130464.html
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#711671 - 08/31/11 07:06 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Sieben lost his life // A crack in the ice

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Edited by shanlung (08/31/11 07:07 AM)
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#712997 - 09/08/11 05:30 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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A funny thing happened on the way to the forum // Building trust & understanding with Oberon


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#714393 - 09/16/11 12:04 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Oberon - Plans are like wishes // Turning Sieben into a lap cat // I Should be sadistic to Ivan?


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#715471 - 09/22/11 12:01 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Mirror mirror on the wall // Oberon - His future // Kitties Sieben & Ivan

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#716918 - 09/29/11 04:21 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Doink doink // food management //Oberon - Ending this chapter

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#717823 - 10/03/11 11:29 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Oberon -Returning him to the realm of Fairy Queens

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#719394 - 10/14/11 08:04 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Bird born in captivity & 353 heads // Meet Jackie

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#721888 - 10/26/11 11:27 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Wild caughts // Jackie and Jackie Mash // plug for Formosan Blue Magpies

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#723420 - 11/04/11 06:52 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Woes of a hill mynah food formulator // Jackie getting to know me

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#725168 - 11/12/11 08:38 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Tinkerbell on motorbike // Jackie, the Greater Indian Hill Mynah and his treats
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and remembrance
11th hour , 11th day, 11th month
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#727458 - 11/25/11 07:44 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Should we give up trying to save the panda? //Jackie & wife & kitty/Jackie Mash Batch 1 & clicker
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#729180 - 12/06/11 12:39 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Shanlung foraging for birdies // Jackie and clicker training

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#731411 - 12/15/11 11:01 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Jackie graduation // Climate change

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#733558 - 12/24/11 12:31 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

That chapter continued.

Jackie going beyond graduation & excitment with kitties // Jackie fruit mash 02 & Jackie mash 02

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#738472 - 01/06/12 12:19 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Evil Sieben // Jackie long & winding road to trust // Being a peasant

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#741856 - 01/19/12 09:58 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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36 Strategems// Metabolic studies on Jackie and first voilational flight// Perfidious Sieben

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#742905 - 01/26/12 01:46 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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More Jackie metabolics // hide and seek recalls // horrendous injury on Jackie

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#743647 - 01/30/12 11:30 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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I think folks will be happy to read both reports. Do check the links to the Yunnan Bai Yao for yourself, your cat, your dog, your birdie.

Cross your fingers that I get through 3rd week and 3rd month and beyond.

Rapid natural recovery for Jackie // The 3s in killing old Nic

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#744685 - 02/04/12 06:39 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Total natural recovery for Jackie // Path of taking him outdoors // Nasty old Nic

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#745869 - 02/12/12 06:53 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Jackie FP 03 // Sieben tickling the tail of a sleeping dragon// Preparing Jackie for outside

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#747035 - 02/18/12 08:31 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Karen Pryor//Jackie Mash 03//Sieben & Jackie // Nasty Nic

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#747684 - 02/23/12 12:00 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Acheiving Entente Cordiale between Jackie and Sieben


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#748357 - 02/27/12 07:47 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Fostering trust between Sieben and Jackie


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#749240 - 03/02/12 09:44 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Last few photos of Jackie/Sieben and End of this chapter //Future fight with Nic


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#764231 - 05/23/12 07:30 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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#768382 - 06/16/12 08:25 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Perhaps folks here might like this update.

Which kind of explain why the parting and handover was without ceremony.

And future reports of Jackie might be made from time to time, even if neither I or my wife shoot the photos.

Jackie next chapter with Cyrus
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/139333.html
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#770739 - 06/30/12 12:10 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Happy birthday to me//death of geocities//jackie//more fragments of Taiwan

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#788917 - 10/22/12 06:14 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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#788923 - 10/22/12 07:10 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Thank you so much for the updates. Since I am the new editor I will enjoy going through this thread and learning all about it. Thank you for your diligence!
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#791020 - 11/04/12 01:35 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Hi Diana,

It will be nice to know you. As you get to know more of me, you will probably agree that folks should not do what I do in general.

Needless to say, taking your birdie with you outside to fly freely in the sky should not be done. Or taking them out to ride with you on motorbike should not be done either.

However there are some things that they should give some thoughts to doing.

I have noticed many warnings about recalls of commercial birdie food and pellets. I leave aside commenting on the additives in them to enable long life.

That folks should think of making their own food for their birdie, food made with care and love and never ever subjected to recalls.

Read
Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/109957.html

You might even want to do the same for your birdies too.

Birdies (and beasties too) should be approached with understanding. I find many problems might go away if folks take their birdies as their equals, or even as their trainers instead of the other way around

Try to find the time to read
Tinkerbell Legacy - - Rant 03 (a flighted parrot mentality) & Understanding the mind of your grey
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2187.html

You probably will agree with more of what I said in there.



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#791021 - 11/04/12 01:37 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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A couple of latest updates


Phillip Little final journey
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/140443.html


Photos of Riamfada & Dommie// Falcons// Sieben //Jackie & hornbills
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/140773.html


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#791022 - 11/04/12 01:40 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Originally Posted By: shanlung
Hi Diana,

It will be nice to know you. As you get to know more of me, you will probably agree that folks should not do what I do in general.

Needless to say, taking your birdie with you outside to fly freely in the sky should not be done. Or taking them out to ride with you on motorbike should not be done either.

However there are some things that they should give some thoughts to doing.

I have noticed many warnings about recalls of commercial birdie food and pellets. I leave aside commenting on the additives in them to enable long life.

That folks should think of making their own food for their birdie, food made with care and love and never ever subjected to recalls.

Read
Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/109957.html

You might even want to do the same for your birdies too.

Birdies (and beasties too) should be approached with understanding. I find many problems might go away if folks take their birdies as their equals, or even as their trainers instead of the other way around

Try to find the time to read
Tinkerbell Legacy - - Rant 03 (a flighted parrot mentality) & Understanding the mind of your grey
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2187.html

You probably will agree with more of what I said in there.



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I am just worried this might be missed as folks go to latest page. So I am quoting this to bring it to the front
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#791585 - 11/07/12 07:30 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Shanlung,
I will read both of your recommendations and I look forward to it. I already see all birds and beasties as my equals. As I have done so I have gained a better understanding. The closer the relationship the better the understanding.

I would like to see your views on recalls and commercial bird foods I would especially love it if you would educate us all on making food at home for healthier and happier birds. Perhaps you would like to start a tread on homemade food and begin teaching us?
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#791615 - 11/07/12 08:04 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Shanlung,

I am enjoying the free flight photos they are amazing! Also the diet is perfect as a parrot diet. I also use homegrown sprouts. After I get a few things done today I want to spend some serious time reading this. I also have my little granddaughter today, first time since my spine surgery so this should be interesting! I would like for you to do a lesson on diet though. After I am full fledged editor in Birds perhaps you could do a guest article? I am also the exotic pets editor and have been at least this time around about three years. I had been the exotic pets editor here once before in the past. Thank you for sharing this incredible information!
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#791671 - 11/07/12 11:25 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Shanlung, You have provided me with some of the best reading and useful information that I have found for a very long time. Thank you very much!

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#791822 - 11/08/12 06:06 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Diana,

I am sorry to hear of your back problems. I have very good friends with that and I know how much of an issue that can be. I wish you full recovery.

You should also know I am very envious that you have a grand daughter. I am at wits end and hoping my son will give me one. Son or daughter, I just love to have one.

Those two that you just read will be the key articles. First to the overall health via food, and the other to their mental and emotional well being. And I have to add, our own emotional well being too.

I have to say recalls are not difficult at all. But the groundwork must be done.

You must be attractive to the birdie that the birdie will like to come to you in the first place. That the birdie has the trust in you and birdie decided that going to you is pleasurable.

Riamfada was a wild caught CAG as seen in her open leg ring. She was a rescue and given to my charge when she was about 5-6 years old. She came to me bitey and fearful.
In about a year, she was doing free flights to me in the open.




Yingshiong above is a white rumped shama. A shama is a songbird. He was caught from the wild at about 3 years old. He was given into my charge at about 5 years old. He flew to me on cue within a month of coming to me. Breeders of shamas told me even their breed shamas , some they hand raised, never ever landed on them. They told me above was the first ever they seen of a male shama landing on a human.




Libai is a Greater Greenleaf song bird. Caught from the wild and probably about 3 years old or so when he came to me.

Even wild caught and old birds can be so easily trained and bonded if you know how.

Understanding them is the first and most important step that can be taken.
That is the most fundamental truth in looking after birds.

The white rumped shama and the Greater Greenleaf bird are classified as aviary birds. I am not even sure what that meant. I think humans are too prone to classifying things and thereby ending the understanding of things.

All birds, even within the same species , will be different. So I cannot make general projections even to the same specy from what I have done from one.

But it can be seen from my careful recordings that I took great care in slowly presenting myself to the different birds. In a room that is safely sealed and that they can fly in. With space that they can fly away from me, and that they only fly to me should they so wish.

When they have the space to avoid you if they so wish, the birdie will be a lot less fearful of you.

I would take a book into their room, and just read, not even making or trying to make eye contact for the first few days.

Only when I sensed they approach me do I even make eye contact.

In the position of equality, they were fed well. I made a point to interact with them after I gave them breakfast. It will be a mockery to say one is equal , and then use food, or denial of food, to pressure them to come to you. All their training were done after breakfast given to them. In some cases, they even break from training with me to fly back to their cage to continue their breakfast and then fly back to me. And yet their recalls to me, and respond to other cues were almost all done with split second military precision.

It was only when they were used to me and my presence, and come willingly to me, that I started training the recall process.

All my birdies had to demonstrate they will respond to recall cues before they graduate out of the flight room and allowed access to the rest of the house/apartment.

You will agree it can be a nightmare if birdie fly all over the house and not come to you on recall. Simple common sense can make living with flighted birds at home a lot easier.

And yes, birdies were also taught to fly back into their flight room and cage when cued.

Please do not use a time table, or even think of a time table.

Any training must be at the pace of the bird. If you have a time table, you might end up nervous. Birdies being empaths, will sense that in you, and be nervous as well.

Enjoy them, enjoy their presence.

Birdies can sense too your enjoyment of them and their presence. That will be a positive feedback process and they too will enjoy you and your presence. The recall process will come faster only if you do not rush it.

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#792525 - 11/13/12 09:23 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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The birds in the pictures are beautiful varieties I have never seen before! It is a delight to discover a person that understands the complexities of birds, all animals) recognizes their intelligence, that they have complex feelings and have compassion! Not being on a time table is a mistake many people make when working with birds.

You mentioned not having eye contact at first this was a major mistake I made when I first began working with many types of animals. It is human nature to make eye contact but it makes many animals very nervous and frightened. I hope to learn a lot from you smile
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#793951 - 11/22/12 11:47 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Diana,

Thank you for the nice things you said of me. The shoulders of the giants that I stood on deserved much of those accolades. That started when I was small and reading books by Gerald Durrell and David Attenbourough.

I came as an innocent into the bird world when Tinkerbell came into my care in Taiwan. I then gained other shoulders such as Karen Pryor. She said nice things of me recently that I copied into my blog.

Karen Pryor//Jackie Mash 03//Sieben & Jackie // Nasty Nic
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/137954.html

And most important of all will be that remarkable birdwhisperer Mr Lin staying in a remote hamlet in the midst of the mountain ranges of Taiwan. Do yourself a favour and check the links on him in above URL.

When I had Yingshiong the white rumped shama, the literature told me that the shama is so shy that they will not eat if you are watching them. I extended that to not even making eye contact with new birds until they were ready.

One the ice was broken, it was quite fast after that.


Shamas were prized for the tail, and much more importantly, the power of their singing and the variety. Shama could be bought for USD 400 and up to USD6000.

I stunned the shama world when I released recordings of Yingshiong and they could hear for themselves how a shama could sing when happy and allowed to fly in space much much bigger than a cage or even an aviary. And allowed interactions with the caregiver and given toys to play with.

More than half of my hits came from Indonesia and Thailand where shamas are in the rage. I hope what I done with Yingshiong would inspire those folks to try to do what I have done, for their own self interest in having a much more valuable singer. And allowing their shamas a much better life than just kept in a cage.

The shama world had not even known that shamas could hover like a humming bird until they saw Yingshiong interacting with me and read the reports I made and saw the photos.







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#793952 - 11/22/12 11:51 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Continued here because of the limitations of URLs



Here are a couple more of Libai




There was another bird I had not mentioned earlier.
That was Oberon, a male Asian Fairy Bluebird. I had a soft spot for this kind of bird for a long time and would not have kept this kind of bird. I saw Oberon have beaten to death by a female of the same kind in a cage in a bird shop. I had to take Oberon to rehab him and let him back when he belonged, hopefully to a fairy queen who liked him

Eventually he trusted me enough to fly to me.


I kept him for about 3 months to let him regain his wings and strength.

And then he was set back into the realm of the fairy queens. I thought he would fly off into the deep forest. I was touched when he flew only to the edge and stayed there watching me.
Oberon -Returning him to the realm of Fairy Queens
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#794342 - 11/27/12 11:20 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Your stories, links, and pictures have mesmerized me for hours. I loved the rendition of your trip when you met Bird whisperer of TsaoLing, Mr Lin. My spirit feels full when I learn of such caring people. I watched the release of the Asian Fairy Bluebird. What a beautiful bird.

Tinkerbell looks like he is having a blast on the bike. The free flying still amazes me.

The URL for Taiwanese birds doesn't seem to be working.

The quote you used fits my thoughts very well right now. How much I didn't know and what I have to learn. I could probably spend the rest of my life on your blogs and still not learn everything. "(old Zen saying that perhaps we can bear in mind, 'Do not mistake the finger pointing to the moon as the moon itself'")

I still have much to read in your links. I am enjoying the information and learning so I will keep reading smile

The mountain terrain is majestic.

You have had some wonderful mentors and I think I have found one as well smile
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#796638 - 12/18/12 05:13 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Shanlung, I do miss hearing from you! See my previous/last post. I was learning a great deal. I am still enjoying the wonderful and informative content in your links.

For anybody interested in birds check out the great information Shanlung has provided in this thread.
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#796778 - 12/19/12 02:45 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Hi Diana,

Sorry for the late reply.
Events in my life taken a bit more of my time and energy last few weeks.

I first wish you and all those who followed me Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

If you have seen my postings in the past, the rate of postings increased very much when I have a birdie in my life. The birdie seemed to supercharge me with energy, and the energy then went to report on them.

If you have followed last few postings, there were no more birdies in my life.

The goodbyes that I have said to those birdies in my life taken a toll on me. To the point I decided not to have a bird again unless I felt I am in a permanent enough place.

I felt the country, Singapore, that I am in now can never be a place I call my home even if I was born and hold the passport here. I think I worked hard and long enough. That it may be time now to enjoy the rest of my life.

I will be trying to find a place that I feel I can call home over the next few months. For that, I am consolidating and preparing my departure, probably starting in Jan 2013, if the world still exist after the 21 Dec 2012.

I will be staying in various places for a month at a time to assess if I can be happy there, and my wife can be happy there enough to join me.

I will be staying in small towns or hamlets. I do not like cities.

I probably start in Malaysia. Then I will move on to Nepal to check out Pokhara. Probably then to remote places in China. I might move on to America. And perhaps even end up being your neighbour.

And when I find a place, that will be the time to have birdie into my life again.

I think in my time of travelling about, my access to Internet will be sporadic. At best, I can only hope to update my livejournal blog now and then. So there might be long periods of silence from me.

When I find that place and settled down and have a birdie again in my life, I will then write a lot more.

I thank you for thinking I can be a mentor. But I said before and I say again, the person that should be role model is not me, it is that Bird Whisperer of Tsao Ling.

And as for training, I said it many times before that is the key to what my birdies did for me.

That I accept my role as their trainee, and accepted the birdie as my trainer.

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#796797 - 12/19/12 04:40 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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I hope you find the perfect place to live. I wish you serenity, well wishes and happiness in your travels. If you end up in America I would be thrill and proud to have you as a neighbor. We live in a small town in South Dakota. Most of my neighbors are Karen or Kayin. Except for a new neighbor building one block away (a huge water park) we have a friendly peaceful neighborhood. (It gets downright cold here though)

I hope you find a place where you're happy and can have birdies again. Your spark is not quite as bright and shiny.

Have you seen the work that Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation is doing with the spix macaw?

I think you will enjoy these photos. Spix

Wouldn't it be grand if the extinct in the wild Spix was flying free again?

Since I learned to be open to animals, their communication, I have found I have a lot to learn from them.
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#797377 - 12/21/12 06:05 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: Diana - Birds Editor]
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Originally Posted By: Diana - Birds Editor

Have you seen the work that Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation is doing with the spix macaw?

I think you will enjoy these photos. Spix

Wouldn't it be grand if the extinct in the wild Spix was flying free again?

Since I learned to be open to animals, their communication, I have found I have a lot to learn from them.



I was very aware of Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation for some time on their work on wildlife and Spix macaws in particular.

When I knew I was going to Qatar, I was even more aware. I checked that they were about an hour drive from where I lived in Qatar. I made plans to contact them.

I had not reckoned on the tough work in the project I was on and the full 6 days week. I was so drained of energy that one day rest could barely recharge me.

The vibrations of the long overdued project became very toxic and I left. About my sole regret in leaving Qatar was I did not get to see the Spix and other creatures in Al Wabra.

I do hope that day will come Spix will fly free again in the land that gave birth to them.

And that will not be the only time where beasties and birdies got back into the wild from heartfelt efforts of man.

Sadly, the destruction of man far outweighed those recoveries by man.

Wild caughts // Jackie and Jackie Mash // plug for Formosan Blue Magpies
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/133308.html
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#797997 - 12/27/12 04:59 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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The destruction caused by humans does outweigh the good by a huge amount however, at least an effort is being made. Along with the other good folks making these efforts, maybe we can learn by example.

From your link I found the passages from the Taoist Bible and comparing the passages to the political climate in the US and how it applies. With all the teachings it doesn't seem like we learn very rapidly, by teachings or example.
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#808107 - 02/26/13 10:56 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Diana and friends,

I am happy you enjoyed the words from that 2500++ year old gentleman LaoZi who rode off on the back of an ox.

This is to say my current chapter started. A bit later than I thought because of Chinese New Year celebrations.
My mishaps and all.
And a bit more of LaoZi as well.

The start of my next chapter
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#813628 - 03/28/13 04:02 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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I enjoyed your links. It looks like you are having an exciting adventure! I look forward to all future updates!
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#813980 - 03/29/13 06:35 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Hi Diana and friends here,

I was back into Singapore a few days ago. Making my obeisance to Procratinatia as usual before my checking through the photos taken, gel up my rambling thoughts and writing it up.

Taiping town was even more beautiful than I thought. Maybe because it looked like my childhood Singapore before rampant developement destroyed all parts of it so nothing left to be nostalgic over. My search for the Tao there was in vain. Maybe because I did not know what the Tao look like.

Thoughts evoked my by 3 weeks stay there will be left to be written eventually in my blog.

Loads and loads of swallows making their nests in the eaves of the town houses chattering and chattering away in a blanket of white noise.

There is a lake garden in Taiping, nestled next to Maxwell Hills or Bukit Larut covered with forest that I spend a lot of my waking time.
My eyes were drawn to cats and birds as you might imagine.

The kitties largely under the tables of roadside food stalls where my meals were shared with them. Kitties in Malaysia small in size. My Ivan and Sieben not exactly big and not fat either, but yet the Taiping kitties were at best 2/3 the size of Ivan.

The birds largely on the trees in and around lake garden of Taiping and 3000 feet up Bukit Larut.

I enjoyed seeing the blue eared kingfisher, white throated kingfisher and stork billed kingfisher perched on the branches above the lake and diving into the waters. And caught sight of the majestic barred eagle owl on the ground. I walked very very slowly to try to get a better photo. Sadly it did not trust me enough to allow me to get nearer. I seen night herons and egrets. I heard many other bird cries that I never hear before and I could not identify.

I was hoping to see hornbills in the forest up Maxwell Hills. Instead of that, I caught sight of an Oriental Pied Hornbill on a rain tree of the the road running around the lake gardens.

I really must think of getting a good SLR camera as my handy pocket camera was not up to taking the photos to do justice to the birds I seen. I put a creak in my neck and backbone as I ogle up between the branches to see that hornbill.

Up the Maxwell Hills, the striated swallows were streaking across the sky. A couple landing near me on top of a window.
A beautiful streaked spiderhunter entranced me with its gathering of nectar with its curved bill.

I visited the Taiping zoo. A Java Hill Mynah, slightly larger than Jackie my former Greater Hill Mynah, in a walk in enclosure seemed friendly with me. But again, birds seemed to be more friendly with me than with other people. Sadly, other visitors and their kids broke the spell when they tried to touch the mynah.

You know I love the Formosan Blue Magpie. There is a subspecy, the Malaysian Blue Magpie in Malaysia. Smaller then the Formosan Blue Magpie and the blue much lighter and less intense than Formosan. There was a flock of that in the Taiping Zoo that I took much pleasure in visiting.

This little stint made me decide on a good bino on future trips. I am still weighing should I get a very good SLR or will I give that up eventually as I did so in the past because a good SLR is bloody heavy and gets heavier by the minute.

I will be in Singapore for a couple more weeks to feed the cats and to clean their [censored]. My wife found it difficult for her to keep 2 kitties when I am not around. It will be likely that Sieben be given away to a good home. That family used to have one of Sieben's sibling in the past.

I find that future parting to be kind of sad , even if Sieben is traitorous to me, Sieben gave me a lot of loving too.





Edited by shanlung (03/29/13 06:38 PM)
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#814270 - 04/01/13 01:50 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Taiping thoughts //Camera malfunction at NanHwaShi//Combat Taijichuan -some notes
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#816575 - 04/14/13 03:51 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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I wonder if folks here remember my sweet boy Yingshiong, that I last seen about 5 years ago in Jurong Bird Park after I gave him up there. I rejected offers of blank checks for him so he could fly free in the big aviaries there.





Here is a bitter sweet report of him , that might be of him, that I just wrote

New camera at Jurong Bird Park // Shades of Yingshiong
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/142032.html
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#816586 - 04/14/13 04:59 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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It is heart touching to think you may have seen Yingshiong. The two photos sure look a lot alike. I agree it may be to painful to inquire about Yingshiong. I'd rather think he was alive and well, if it wasn't him in the photo.

What beautiful birdies in your photos.
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#823416 - 05/26/13 03:27 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Diana,
I been back there a few times since then. I like to think that was YS.

Here is a report on a bird that you folks not likely to come across even if the bill is hook (slightly)

Pulau Pangkor // Cameron Highlands and visiting Taiwan & Tinkerbell again
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/142279.html
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#827642 - 06/28/13 12:24 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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#834481 - 08/21/13 06:50 PM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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#836920 - 09/09/13 12:33 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Running about QingHai Plateau Part 1 of 2
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#840210 - 09/29/13 04:33 AM Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwa [Re: shanlung]
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Blues of Billy Blues/ / There was this dog // That breeding Formosan Bluebirds that I missed

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/145113.html


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